Boston College coach Frank Spaziani insisted all week that he had not decided whther Rettig or sophomore Mike Marscovetra would replace 26-year-old sophomore Dave Shinskie, who was benched after the Eagles lost to Virginia Tech 19-0 last week. The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday that Rettig, a highly rated prospect, was getting 80 percent of the snaps and would start.
Boston College also announced that starting defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey was suspended for the game for an unspecified violation of a team rule.
Ramsey, a 6-3, 295-pound junior, had 10 tackles, one tackle-for-loss and a half-sack in Boston College's first three games. He will be replaced by 6-3, 309-pound senior Damik Scafe.